I made this chicken for dinner last night. I had posted this recipe a few months ago, but this time I added the Trader Joe’s South African smoke spice. It added a nice twist to the original recipe.
Ingredients: 1lb 1/2 Chicken tenderloin, 2 lemons zest and juice, 10 garlic cloves peeled, 2 large springs of rosemary, 2 glugs of olive oil, 2 glugs of red wine vinegar, salt, South African smoke
1) chop garlic cloves and rosemary (I used my chopper or you can even use a food processor just make sure it is not mushy)
2) zest lemon and put with cloves and rosemary mixture
3) Put chicken in Pyrex dish coat with olive oil and vinegar. Add a few turns of the South African smoke and a few dashes of kosher salt. Add half of garlic, lemon peel and rosemary mixture and add juice of one lemon. Carefully coat all of chicken with it (yes hands will get messy). Now add the rest of garlic, lemon peel rosemary mixture, juice of second lemon. Carefully coat one more time. Add anymore salt or South African smoke if you deem necessary.
4) Refrigerate for 3-6 hours the longer the better. Heat grill on medium and cook for 3-4 min per sides (will vary on the size of the tenderloin)
I served the chicken with a salad and cous cous. It was a nice window to summer cooking. The lemon and the South African smoke spice really went well together.
I wish you all a very happy first week of Spring. xoxo